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Maren Ade

© Komplizen Films
The Forest for the Trees

Der Wald vor lauter Bäumen

Maren Ade
2003 - Germany - 1h21

Screenings : thursday 31 - 9:00 pm - Les 400 coups S6
Melanie has just moved to Karlsruhe for her first teaching job. Optimistic about her new life, she soon becomes demoralised by the problems she has in making friends and the fact that she can barely control her pupils…
Despite a successful career in various international festivals, Marin Ade's first film was not released in France. It is a graduation project co-produced by Komplizen Films, the production company that Maren Ade co-founded when she was still a student. The jerky staging of the film seems to be directly influenced by the principles of Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg's Dogma95, while the narrative is based on stories that her parents, both teachers, told her.

Cast : Eva Löbau, Daniela Holtz, Jan Neumann, Ilona Schulz, Robert Schupp
Screenplay : Maren Ade
Cinematography : Nikolai von Graevenitz
Sound : Jörg Kidrowski
Editing : Heike Parplies
Music : Nellis Du Biel, Ina Siefert

Production : Komplizen Film, Südwestrundfunk (SWR), KaufmannWöbke GbR